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SCHOOL DAYS

How badly I miss my school days sometimes ! Life was so cheerful,not so 'chilled out' (as they say in college). One of our teachers once remarked(we were in 1oth then)-You are all princes and princesses,headed by your Principal (like "Rajyapal" means Governor,"Principal" means the 'head of princely blood').We were really pampered a lot at school.In colleges,its quite tough to establish a rapport with faculty members, taking into account the huge number of students.Its quite impersonal.My school,Montfort School,Dhenkanal(Orissa) is located in pristine surroundings.The hills,the trees I miss them all.On a whole,the ambience was perfect.Delightful.
I was always on the move.If there was a quiz competition somewhere,I was surely going.All essay and elocution competions beckoned me.Even I took part in singing competition and often came home with prizes.Lovely life it was ! I did what I liked,I do so even now,but,you know...I haven't lost the spark of life,but somewhere deep within,something is amiss..
Driving down memory lane, I recollect my teachers and friends.They were a real assortment.Our Physics teacher's pick-up line ,"Do you clear?" still rings a bell.Woooow-what a laugh I had on hearing this...
I always muttered-When will school end?No getting up in the morning,no hassles.Today I long to go back to school.I really don't miss people-I do miss the innocence,the bubbling laughter.They say life goes a full circle-may be I'll go back to school-the school of life and living.My college isn't bad either,but Montfort was my home,err,second home.
I'm feeling short of words now.
Many people long for what they have lost,may be I'm one of them.

Comments

ANWESA said…
@To all my readers,
I was quite nostalgic while writing this post.So,it may sound boring at times.But do tell me if it was a boring read.Be frank.
RiverSoul said…
Its definitely not boring
It reminded me of my own school days.
My school was not in a scenic place (far from nature : it was on a main road full of horrible vehicular traffic and smoke)
But the gr8 relationship we had with our teachers, who were so concerned abt us, well, I miss that.
sigh.
*~*{Sameera}*~* said…
It was not at all boring dear!It took me back to my school days :)

And once you are out of college,those times will be missed as badly,trust me.So enjoy these golden days,even if they are not as princess-like as the school ones!
Rajesh said…
What???? Boring eh???? Was truly wonderful...jus brought out the child in u and m glad that u came up with this kinda post....

So u seem to be a jack of all trades???? Quiz, singing,essay...well what not??? great..great...keep writing

P.S: There's a similar article in ma blog titled 'When I knew only laughter...' and m sure u ll enjoi...jus search 4 it in ma blog n tell me how it was...it was posted in the month of june..
ANWESA said…
@riversoul,
thanx 4 ur appreciation..
ANWESA said…
@sameera,
ur such a darling.i guess wat u'v sed will b tru.thanx 4 reading!
ANWESA said…
@rajesh,
thanx 4 d bunch of compliments..
i'll definitely read ur post..
Why do u think u have lost it ... ?
Its still there and you can go back to it whenever you want .. sure its not a part of your daily life but its still there ..
Nice post ... yeah school days were the best ones for me too..
Alok said…
The best part of memory is that they are the only things in life that won’t change when everything else…
Your post once again remind me that memory of school days is special in many ways. No doubt, school days are the foundation for starting this journey of life and for most of us it’s a joy ride looking back with the time. We have travelled so far but yet there unknown destinations to cover and memories are like fuel some times we get lot of energy from it to move on …
Priya Joyce said…
me too missing the school very much yaar.
specially KV
kya kare hav to take it as a part of life na.
ANWESA said…
@descrying the shadows,
wat u'v sed is tru,i can alwez go back to school for sumtym.thanx 4 dat...
ANWESA said…
@alok,
thanx 4 visiting,memories do refuel us 4 topsy-turvy turns ahead..
ANWESA said…
@priya,
thanx 4 visiting..
brocasarea said…
i miss my high school days....then life was so araam and easy...just study a little bit and play !...:)
i really hated my puc and 1st mbbs life..they sucked like anything....:(
ANWESA said…
@brocasarea,
thanx 4 reading..
Aneesh said…
wow!! Superb post, Ever one love their school days, there is no time as special as school days or campus life. What gone is gone, it won't come back. All we have is the sweetest memories we spent with our friends. "N back in school days, friendship was made without any reason, now it all comes with a cost, everyone looks for status to keep a friendship, what a change? :)
That's why kids are the best!
ANWESA said…
@aneesh,
vry tru,der r certain boundaries to frndship wen ur in a corporate set-up or even colleges!that buries the kid within..only we can cherish dose memories of pure,
unadulterated innocence!
Vinz aka Vinu said…
boring..!!???

what are you saying..? You just poked my nostalgic nerves....those wonderful innocent days..!!

i did my schooling in a convent school back in kerala..and i tell you, lots of memories are hooked onto that period...

And in this case, life wont take us back to those period, Anwesa..thats a hard truth i had realised..Even hw i wish i could rewind my life to those days..!!
ANWESA said…
@vinz aka vinu,
thanx 4 reading..
lukkydivz said…
lucky girl, i hate my school days!
and i never went for essays or quiz competitions, i was too bad at 'em :(
ANWESA said…
@lukkydivz,
ur seem 2 b an xception,thanx 4 reading!
K/\|\||\|/\|\| said…
Its so not boring.Reading through the lines made my memories of Montfort come alive.I miss the
"Do you clear"...If I am not wrong it was Mrs Jyotsna. I do remember vividly how Mrs Panda used to say "Next Point " when she dictates bio notes during lessons..When i recollect my memories of Montfort some part of it cracks me up and some make me sad coz i always long to meet the people with whom i spent the first 10 years of schooling life ....friends and teachers..
Good job with the blog Anwesa
Diana said…
School life is always better than College ... Untouched by any negetivity, just pure fun...

BTW, I studied in Cambridge, Cuttack...During our trip to Saptasargia and science park, we had rested and feasted at Monfort School....
ANWESA said…
@kannan,
thanx 4 reading,all ur guesses r rite.hope ur having a gr8 tym.keep visiting.
ANWESA said…
@diana,
the place is saptasajya,i'v also been to cambridge,cuttack to attend a few competitions.i hope u liked montfort.
Keshi said…
I miss school days too but not the Homework!

Keshi.
ANWESA said…
@keshi,
thanx 4 reading..
Pooja said…
i loved d post..
made me nostalgic as well...
i miss school so much...i miss d innocnt carefree dez...
only if i cud turn back tym i wud nevr come outta school...
Cinderella. said…
YOu studied in Monfort, dhenkanal ?! I have been there, and whatta lovely campus it is !!!!!

We'd gone there around monsoon time, like some 12 yrs back...it a very enchanting aura about it. Love at first sight it was !!

I an now totally understand how you feel. And no, the post wasnt boring at all....nostalgia dwells in us no matter where we are or where we go...
Prashant Sree said…
Hi anwesa,

The post is definitely nostalgic !!
One thing i felt is those days, no matter what we do now, cant be experienced again.,. I assume its a part of our life.,. And school days will always occupy a special place in our hearts to come.,. The lunch breaks, the games period, competitions all strike some chord !!

Well, to quote about a teacher from my school days, we had a Sir who used to say "Lets me explain to you briefly", then he went on to explain the whole concept for 20 mins.,. We were afraid of him that time, that nobody ventured to go and tell him that briefly meant "Precise and Short". Now loooking back, those moments bring a smile :)

Good Nostalgic Post :)
ANWESA said…
@pooja,
glad 2 c u back.thanx 4 reading n appreciating.old wine tastes better,rite?
ANWESA said…
@cindrella,
luvd 2 kno dat u had been der,
monsoon of '96-i was in std 3 den.
the hills n forests had a different
feel altogether.
ANWESA said…
@prashant shree,
i almost laughed aftr readin ur comment.xplain briefly n 20 mins,if it was in detail,den how much?20 hrs?it may sound funny but sometimes they really compel one 2 turn the clock back..
Matangi Mawley said…
i was reminded of my school days.. gr8 days! it was a wonderful journey- thnx to u!..
gr8 blog!
Priya Joyce said…
kabhi kabhi apne darshan bhi de diya karo anwesa ji
ya phir aap chahti ho ki mein aapke pair pakdoon
Rakesh said…
school days are always fun ....still u get a smail on ur face when u remember thise fun moments or that fights
Gagan said…
I also get nostalgic whenever I think about my school days....I will not say anything here....just that you brought back very refreshing memories!!!!
ANWESA said…
@matangi mawley.
thanx 4 reading..
ANWESA said…
@priya joyce,
main to kab se khadi iss paar,ke aakhiyan...well,its rare 2 hav ur 'deedar' on weekdays..sorry 4 not posting a comment on ur blog..i'v done it now..on my xperiences..
ANWESA said…
@rakesh,
thanx 4 reading,just now i recall dat der was a series called "school dez" telecasted on dd-1 when i was in school.the crooning title track was gud,tho i dint wach d serial.
ANWESA said…
@gagan,
thanx 4 reading..
Rakesh said…
Oh my god...
You are cruising thru the blogging world.
Look at the comments and the readers :)
ANWESA said…
@rakesh,
i'm njoyin the journey too,keep reading..
ABHISHEK SiM said…
touched. everything brings back some long forgotten image fresh before me.

"its quite tough to establish a rapport with faculty members, taking into account the huge number of students" ... sadly, very true.

"missing-montfort-hugs" to you.
ANWESA said…
@abhishek sim,
thanx 4 reading,sum memories remain fresh 4evr..looking forward 2 ur next post..
Solitaire said…
Nostalgic post. Its been ages since I left school and yet some memories remain etched in my mind. However, do remember, that you will feel the same about college once you leave. So try and make the most of it. I think you will relate to my current post on Psychobabble.
ANWESA said…
@solitaire,
thanx 4 reading..i hav sum mor tym in in clg to make enuf memories.in fact,its always a happening place.
surely gonna visit ur blog.
Raka said…
wow i simply loved this post! you made me nostalgic about my school days, like you i was always in some competition or other..god! some days those were...
Saranya said…
Heya it wasn't boring at all. And as u said, yes its pretty similar to what I wrote n im surprised :) I guess every single in this world would miss their school days. nice post :)
Harshita said…
Hi Anwesa

It was not at all boring...trust me...

I simply loved it...you voiced something that each one of us goes thru...

Skool really is a place where everyone knows you,loves you and pampers you...One tend to get lost in the crowd in colleges and professional life...

I am a hindi movie buff and this reminds me of Rang De Basanti,something that DJ told Gulabo in a drunken state...he says, "Duniya mein mere jaisey kitney DJ pis jaatey hain".

Indeed itz true,we tend to lose something sumwhere down the line...

I so very miss my skool too...but then I cling to the happy moments I spent there and it makes me smile...

:)

Keep blogging..
Take Care
Harshita
ANWESA said…
@raka,
thanx 4 reading,more than the competition,it was enthusiasism that mattered most.wud like 2 read ur blog too..
ANWESA said…
@saranya,
thanx 4 reading...
ANWESA said…
@harshita,
thanx 4 reading.ya,i also remember DJ saying-campus ke iss paar hum zindagi ko nachaten hain,campus ke uss taraf zindagi humen nachatee he.sumwat tru!
Rakesh said…
Tim lak lak the tim lak lak
;)
Prashant Sree said…
Hey,

Seems plenty of reflections on School days.,.

have updated the blog.,. Lookin forward to ur views :)

Cheers.
ANWESA said…
`@prashant shree,
thanx 4 reading,surely gonna visit ur blog..
Lena said…
nostalgic is not boring, school is school, will always remain in memory as beautifully spent time, a part of childhood, after that we are forced to grow up. *sigh*
ANWESA said…
@lena,
thanx 4 reading..
gunj said…
i guess i am d only one who misses nothing bout school!
not that those were bad days but i just wanted freedom!
ANWESA said…
@gunj,
thanx 4 speaking ur mind..
Ria said…
No way lady!!it wasnt boring in the least....coz it reminded me of my college and school days which i so dearly miss these days. Work life is so so boring as compared to the life i had b4. :)
ANWESA said…
@ria,
thanx 4 reading..
peter said…
hey u mad me nostalgic :(
skool days ver the best days of my life :P
ANWESA said…
@peter,
thanx 4 reading..
Kartz said…
Ah... Nice one..! Loved reading it!

I wrote one in college... Though I hardly miss tht place. Wrote one for the sake of a magazine...

http://kartzonline.blogspot.com/2008/05/memorabilia-contorted-reality.html

Read it when u ve time... :)

Peace.

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